- Alberta Health Services
- Edmonton, AB
- Job Category
University of Alberta
Competition No. - A105348541
Closing Date - Oct 11, 2022
Location: This is an in-person role and work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.
Working for the University of Alberta
The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Metis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.
The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for over a decade.
Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.
The University of Alberta is one of the preeminent teaching and research universities in Canada, serving over 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and has been recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for over a decade. The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has 21 Departments, active undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs with over 500 graduates annually.
Of Canada's 17 medical schools, only 7 have an academic department that includes all of the medical and scientific faculty, staff and trainees dedicated to patient care, teaching and research in oncology. Our Department, the fourth largest in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and located at three sites on the University of Alberta campus, is comprised of 7 Divisions and 1 School and includes 9 administrative staff and has ~220 academic appointments. The Department's offices and the majority of its clinical and research training programs are located at the Cross Cancer Institute, is a freestanding, integrated cancer treatment and research facility that functions as the tertiary oncology referral centre for Northern Alberta.
The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with the Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program, Alberta Health Services, invites qualified Palliative Care Physicians to apply for a position within the, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
The academic component of this position is within the Division of Palliative Care Medicine. The Division comprises physicians, psychologists and scientists who are engaged in the advancement of palliative care and psycho-oncology, and whose collective efforts have led to the Division's national and international recognition for training and research. The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has 21 Departments, active undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs with over 500 graduates annually. For more information on the Department of Oncology visit https://www.ualberta.ca/oncology/index.html
The clinical component of this position provides frontline patient care throughout Edmonton and surrounding areas with the Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program (EZPCP) and is primarily based at the Cross Cancer Institute (CCI) as a palliative care consultant with the Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care. The CCI is a freestanding, integrated cancer treatment and research facility that functions as the tertiary oncology referral centre for Northern Alberta. Duties of the physician include direct and indirect care for CCI outpatients and inpatients as part of an interdisciplinary team and in collaboration with oncology providers, primary care providers and other specialists; participation in the clinical and professional activities of the team (e.g., clinical team meetings, staff meetings, Journal Club, presenting at Grand Oncology Rounds); clinical and small group teaching of medical students and residents; contribution to research conducted within the Department; and site-specific administrative duties associated with performance of clinical work.
This position is a 1.0 full-time equivalent and will comprise of approximately 50% Clinical, 10% Administrative, 25% Research and 15% Education.
The successful candidate will pursue a program of palliative care research that ideally enhances existing research strengths in the Division and will apply for grants, conduct studies, disseminate knowledge through presentations and publications, serve as a resource for other members of the Division with respect to research methods and strategy, and provide opportunities for research collaboration. They will forge collaborations with researchers external to the Division and participate in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education in palliative care, including bedside teaching, seminars, research supervision and rounds, as well as contribute to committees and assume leadership roles appropriate to their stage of professional development.
Qualified physicians will have completed the CFPC (College of Family Physicians of Canada) Added Year of Competency training in Palliative Care or the RCSPC (Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada) Palliative Medicine subspecialty or equivalent education, or will have acquired several years of experience as a palliative care consultant. Experience in leadership, research or education in Palliative Medicine would be an asset. Interested physicians must be eligible for a full, unrestricted license in Alberta and hold current CMPA coverage. Physicians with CCFP or FRCPC degrees will be given priority.
How to Apply:
Interested persons who meet the above qualifications should apply below with their curriculum vitae and a letter of application as well as, online via the Doctor Jobs site, attaching a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, the names & contact information of three references: https://doctorjobsalberta.albertahealthservices.ca
To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.
If interested, please apply: https://apptrkr.com/3411221
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, MÃ©tis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.
To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/3411221
The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.